How to make it

  • Bring a pan of water to a boil. Drop the almonds in; boil for 1-2 minutes. Drain.
  • Peel the skins off the almonds. They should easily slip off.
  • Spread the skinned almonds onto a baking tray and allow to dry under a medium-hot grill (180 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes.
  • Cool, and then grind in a coffee grinder into almond meal. Do the grinding in short spells, & stir each time to avoid it becoming pasty.
  • Turn the meal into a bowl; stir in the sugar, followed with the almond extract.
  • Add the syrup, mix in well. Now add cold water, 1 tbsp at a time, to get a play dough like consistency. Knead till smooth.
  • Keep covered in cling wrap until you use it. Break off bit by bit, kneading colours into the dough to colour it, and shape as required.
  • I rolled out the dough for the flowers & leaves, using mini cookie-cutters to cut out shapes. Flowers for the flowers & heart shapes for the leaves.
  • The kids made the bugs etc just like using play dough...& had a great time. Do remember that this dough is quite sticky at times, and tends to dry a little if kept open for too long.
  • Note : Try & use it only bit by bit. It's really delicious too, so do remember to have a bite!!!

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  • ladocastro 9 years ago
    Hi, this sounds great. Question- what happens if the almonds become pasty in the grinding process? I dont have a coffee grinder but I have a Juicer (yes a powerful juicer) that grinds nuts like almonds into a thick paste. Will that not suffice for the home-made marzipan? Thank you!
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  • veryvegan 10 years ago
    The flowers are so pretty. I'm making cupcakes for my little sisters' birthday, and they love flowers and butterflies. Thanks for the recipe.

    PS. I haven't made marzipan myself yet, can you please tell how it should be stored (ie: in the fridge, etc) and also how long it will keep? Thank you.
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    ivy ate it and said...
    I get the feeling I'm going to learn quite a lot from you site. These look fantastic.
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  • divinelee 10 years ago
    This sounds great, and a lot of fun. This is one I will try very soon.
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    ambus ate it and said...
    How I missed this?Super...How cute and creative. I think I’ll give these a try soon.
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  • aprildawn38846 10 years ago
    i'm going too try this, it sounds easy
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    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    I have one similar to this one up. I love marzipan, and the kids/grandkids think it is playdough that you get to eat when you are done playing!!! LOL I love it thanks for the post.
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    cakelady ate it and said...
    Awesome Vindee! Great recipe! Thanks!
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    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    thanks VINDEE
    the pics look sooooooo cute. i hope your daughter had a great birthday
    thanks for sharing
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